The La Verne Police Department and the FBI are continuing to investigate an apparent hate crime involving an online threat and arson that occurred on campus last Thursday and Friday, prompting the cancellation of classes.
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In response to last week’s apparent hate crimes – a racist threat on social media directed at a specific group of students, followed by arson in a student’s car – several students rallied in Johnson Family Plaza to condemn these actions, while faculty discussed the appropriate response at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday.
After six months of developing the concept for OSHUN, the group’s student leader received an email last month from several key departments rejecting the organization to serve as a funding structure.
Oshun is a goddess of the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria; she is the goddess of love, fertility and protection. She stands for opportunity, spirit, harmony, unity and negotiation.
On April 17, junior speech communications major Tyler Anderson and another black student proposed Oshun, a separate funding hub for black focused clubs on campus, to Loretta Rahmani, chief student affairs officer, Lawrence Potter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Richard Rose, professor of religion and philosophy, President Devorah Lieberman, Provost Jonathan Reed […]
Junior speech communication and philosophy major Tyler Faye Anderson designed Unidentifiable Creative, a content creation company dedicated to helping artists who cannot limit their art and ideas to one medium, showcasing their work and connecting them with endorsements, sponsorships and collaborations through online and social media promotion.
“We need to activate people,” said Thomas Allison. “Activate everyone – those who are suffering and those who are not.”
Thomas Allison – the president and founder of the Social Justice Advocacy Project, owner of TD Allison Associates and adjunct professor of speech communication at La Verne – hopes to improve community interaction and address police brutality through his project.
With the use of chemical relaxers, African American women sometimes go to dangerous lengths to straighten their hair instead of rocking their natural curls.